Teaching information architecture as a profession in the process of being born, author and educator, Earl Morrogh, in his new book, “Information Architecture: An Emerging 21st Century Profession” places IA in an historical context analogous to the history of architecture.
, a visiting scholar in Florida State University’s School of Information Studies believes that the professionalization of IA will be as important and as integral to American society as was the professionalization of the field of architecture. He is an FSU alumnus and holds an undergraduate degree in sociology with a minor in architecture and a master’s degree in mass communication with a specialization in interactive communications.
Morrogh is a writer, designer, and educator who has studied and worked for 30 years in several fields including architectural and visual design, multimedia design, communications, and education. He considers these areas of professional interest to be interrelated and his knowledge of them essential for informing his research of the emerging profession of information architecture.
He has worked in both the public and private sectors in a variety of capacities including: art director of an internationally distributed sports magazine (Surf magazine); communications director of the Florida component of the American Institute of Architects; project manager of a National Science Foundation-funded project (the Interactive Media Science Project) in partnership with Apple Computer, Inc., Pioneer, Inc., and Houghton Mifflin Publishing, Inc.; associate director of the Florida Department of Education’s distance learning initiative (Florida Remote Learning Services); and assistant director of Florida State University’s distance learning office (Office of Distributed and Distance Learning).
Born in southwest Louisiana, “Acadiana,” Mr. Morrogh has lived in the Florida panhandle since 1972 where he enjoys living in a rural setting in a house he and his wife of 23 years designed and built.